Oswestry Cambrian Rotary, in partnership with Santa and his reindeers, are finalising routes and days when he will be on the streets of Oswestry, Morda, Whittington, Park Hall, St Martins, Gobowen and West Felton. He will also be outside of Morrisons, B&M Bargains and Stans in St Martins, as well as a few other places in the town. He will be in Bailey Head for the towns Light Switch-on on 18th November, in his grotto in the Market Hall on 3rd December for the Oswestry Live event, and of course in the Oswestry Christmas Parade on Saturday 4th December.

All subject to the weather and Covid precautions.

This year, again, they will not be knocking on doors for collections. Instead, they will be driving slowly past properties and stopping at strategic places. They will have bucket collectors for donations as they pass gates and street corners, so please give generously to allow them to support other local clubs, organisation’s and other supported Rotary projects.

A tracker will be fitted onto the sleigh, so not only will you hear Santa approach from the music playing on the Sleigh, you can also see where he is on your digital devices (subject to Santa receiving a mobile signal). Everything you need to know will be on their Facebook page @oswestrysantasleigh and its here they release the link for the tracker at the start of each evening we are out.

So people have a choice of ways to donate, other than via cash into buckets, they have a ‘Donate by Text’ account as well as a “Just Giving” account.

Please remember this is only made possible by volunteers. It’s not possible to visit every house in every road. They just aim to pass as many areas as possible without being too late for the children to go to bed .

The Oswestry Cambrian Rotary is ready to welcome all genders and couples of 18+ from the local community who want to be “people of action”.  They normally meet face-to-face at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry on Thursday evenings at 7.45pm and meet in the bar. Alternatively, you can join our meeting from anywhere via our Zoom account connection.

For more information on what their new style of Rotary has to offer contact Mike Lade on 01691 570917, info@oswestrycambrianrc.co.uk or see www.oswestrycambrianrc.co.uk.

Pictured: Santa’s helper Nadia Dimitrova with our Text Donation information board.